15 Good Jobs for Teenagers To Make Some Actual Money

Did you know that there are good jobs for teenagers to make part-time and full-time money and even those that qualify you for free college tuition?

From tutoring to dog-walking to babysitting or working at amusement parks, there’s a lot to choose from. Ready to build skills for your resume and also earn some spending cash? Let’s dive right in.

Amusement Park Staff

Do you love going to amusement parks? If so, why not work at one! Amusement parks, such as Legoland New York, hire staff 16 years of age and older. As an amusement park worker, you can choose from various roles based on your interest and even score free passes.

As a retail worker, you are expected to tidy up the store, stock items, and help customers at checkout. So if your favorite store is hiring (the odds are pretty good), why not work there? 

Retail Worker

Truck Driver

Truck driving gained a reputation for strict hours, low pay, and dangerous work, but these are all misconceptions. If you think you’d like a career as a truck driver, trying it out is now possible for teens.

When it comes to good jobs for teenagers, lifeguarding springs immediately to mind. Becoming a lifeguard is as close to becoming a superhero as any teen can get. Your main tasks as a lifeguard are surveying the pool, enforcing pool regulations, and (in case of emergency) administering first-aid and potentially rescuing swimmers. 



As a tutor, you’ll be responsible for helping kids or younger teens with their academics. That can be as simple as assisting with homework assignments or as challenging as preparing them for the SATs.The pay will vary depending on the difficultly or specialty.

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